Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sewing a Geometric Pillow

Here is my quick sewing accomplishment for the day:

Patternmaking Class this Summer!

Just to put in a plug for myself (a little shameless self-promotion):
Take my Pattern-making class this summer! 
This is a great class for beginner sewers who what to learn how to make their own patterns.
 Go to and click on "Summer" and then on Fashion.  Look for my class FASH 130 Flat Pattern and sign up!

FASH 130 - Flat Pattern Design
Ticket: 12655
Instructor: Malia Vago

6/17 to 8/7  (8 weeks)

Mondays and Wednesdays
Saddleback College BGS 104

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chocolate chip cupcake cookies

I'm excited to bring my one of my all-time favorite recipes to this blog. My mom used to make these morsels-of-goodness and call them "bomb" cookies (A term used back in the 1990's, when "bomb" was used to describe anything amazing). I have never seen anyone else make them, nor have I seen another recipe out there like this.

These cupcake cookies have all of the chocolate chips located in the center, so there is an explosion of chocolate flavor in the center of each cupcake cookie.

Here is the recipe:

Cookie Dough:
1 cup Butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup of packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 pinch of salt
12 oz bag of chocolate chips - you can mix up the type you like (I used a combo of chocolate and butterscotch).
1 cup walnuts -optional
1 tsp vanilla

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cookie Dough portion:
-Beat sugars, eggs, vanilla and butter until creamy and well mixed.
-In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt.
-Combine dry ingredients slowly into egg/sugar/butter mixture until well mixed.
-Fill a mini-cupcake tin with paper liners and place enough cookie dough mixture in each liner to reach about halfway full.
-Bake for 10 minutes in oven.
Next, mix the filling ingredients together.  It will look egg-y like this and that is okay.

After cookie dough has baked for 10 minutes in the oven, remove and scoop about a tablespoon of filling into each cupcake.

Once all are filled, return to the oven for 15 minutes.

Voila! Yummy cookie cupcakes! Everyone loves them.  I must try to eat only one.